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. >>> lighting the night. washington monument illuminated in a decade's old tradition. >> thousands gathered to kick off the holidays tonight. >> you better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout. >>> here's what people are talking about tonight. >> fire works, laser light, music, and food. wjz is live and we have all the holiday cheer. >> reporter: that's right. the monument lighting is one of baltimore's premier community events. this year's ceremony did not disappoint. >> three, two, one! [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: the mayor joins her fellow baltimoreians to ring in the 2012 holiday season. the 21st annual lighting of the washington monument is a time- honored city tradition featuring a fire works and laser light show. >> have you ever been that close to fire works? >> no. >> was that cool or scary? >> cool and scary at the same time. >> reporter: some 5000 people turned out for the big event. it included darius web. >> we saw the tree all decorated. i'm all in the christmas tree. this is my favorite month. >> you better watc
bien venidos a noticias washington, mario sol tiene la noche libre.... la inmigracion ilegal habria disminuido en los ultimos diez aÑos..esto segun nuevos datos del censo..fernando pizarro nos dice cuales serian las causas... la poblacion indocumentada del pais esta en 11 millones 100 mil personas, aunque practicamente ha permanecido igual desde el 2009. jovenes indocumentados como los dreamers, ven en estas cifras 1 urgente necesidad de solucionar su situacion. nos dice que ya es tiempo de solucionar la inmigracion. el problema numero 1 que siempre se dice es, bueno que va a pasar despues? se ve que ya se esta haciendo mas dificil entrar a estados unidos para los inmigrantes que tratan de entrar por la fronmtera. y creo que para los dreamers es 1 buena senal de que ya podemos seguir el proximo paso que es 1 reforma migratoria. organizaciones como el centro hispano pew y otros se han basado en numeros del censo para determinar el descenso continuado de la poblacion indocumentada en los ultimos anos, y que significan 1 caida del nivel record de 12 millones de indocumentados hace cin
washington el primer estado del paÍs en legalizarla para uso recreativo, comenzamos. >>> este es su "noticiero univisiÓn" con jorge ramos y marÍa elena salinas. >>> muy buenas noches, miles de inmigrantes en estados unidos fueron deportados a sus paÍses de origen por pasarse un alto o denunciar casos de abuso domÉstico o asuntos menores, por el programa comunidades seguras, la realidad que muchos deportados no son criminales, los que participan en el prosrie actÚan como agentes de inmigraciÓn, la noticia hoy que en los Ángeles, donde hay mas inmigrantes que en cualquier otro, los policÍas no estarÁn en el prozprie, se evitarÁ deportaciones de gente inocente, jaime garcÍa, reporta. >>> encargado del sistema de cÁrceles mas grande del mundo, lee baca el jefe de alguacil de los Ángeles, dijo que no mantendrÁ detenidos a inmigrantes sospechosos de delitos menores, bajo el ptro grama de comunidades seguras. >>> yes primer importante que se hizo el anuncio ahora, que el condado de los Ángeles deporta mÁs personas que cualquier condado en el paÍs. >>> datos obtenidos muest
washington, los trabajos en diferentes servicios domÉsticos se ha convertido en uno de los menos pagados y muchas veces sufren de abusos rafel fuenmay nos cuenta la policÍa del condado de prince george arresto a luis rodrÍguez nÚÑez de 24 anos por presuntamente haber matado a un adolescente de 14 anos en el Área de lewisdale. ocurriÓ poco despuÉs de la media noche de ayer en el bloque 2200 de la sheridan street. segÚn los oficiales el caso podrÍa estar relacionado con las pandillas ya que testigos vieron un grupo de adolecentes reunidos en una esquina. la policia ofrece una recompensa de hasta 25 mil dolares a la persona que proporcione datos que proporcionen mas informacion sobre este hecho ya que se presume que existen otros implicados comuniquese con la linea anonima de el 301-772- y comenzamos en el condado de prince william... donde la policia esta buscando a un hombre quien abuso sexualmente a una mujer en un motel en woodbridge anoche una recepcionista de este motel econolodge recibio una llamada extrana que termino en su violacion sexual.... jonathan perok/vocero de la p
picked up by taxis here in washington. and 9news went undercover only to find the problem is a lot more common than most of us would want to believe. one cabbie even admits on camera he didn't pick up a guy because of the color of his skin. russ ptacek joins us now with the story we thought we wouldn't to have tell any more. >> many of you tweeted me stories of taxis refusing service to blacks, stories one would hope we wouldn't be able to prove true on our hidden camera. but we did. >> what's up, man? >> out of all the cabs we tested -- >> malcolm x elementary school. >> all over d.c. >> thanks, man. >> the majority agreed to take the black passenger where he wanted to go. his destination? the malcolm x elementary and rec center where neighbors say cabs seldom come. >> when i said 1370 congress street, they say, i'm not going that way. >> i can't get a ride there. it's very hard. >> reporter: it's at savannah and congress in southeast. we tested 40 cabs. the question is would they take a black man to the destination he requested. this taxi driver would not. watch carefully as this cab
. >>> back here at home, as the fiscal cliff standoff continues in washington the president took his plan out of town to northern virginia where he sat down with a middle class family to talk about the potential impacts they face from the looming fiscal cliff. it's now just 25 days away. nbc's tracie potts joins us with those details from washington. >>> lynn, good morning. good morning, everyone. the president spent time with a family who answered a call from the white house. the question was what would you do if you had to pay another $2200 in taxes. that's what the white house says will be the average impact on middle class families if they don't work out avoiding this fiscal cliff. the president sat down with a couple, a teacher, a man who works at an auto dealership. they live with her family. the family says they're looking at a couple month's rent if they have to pay more taxes. the president reiterated he absolutely will not sign any deal that does not increase taxes on the wealthy in this country. he said the problem is solvable. >> for them to be burdened unnecessarily because democ
demonstrations tomorrow? we'll be talking with fox news middle east expert while ferris in washington institute fellow eric trager, and president obama back on the campaign trail continuing to successfully dress up his ultimatum on higher taxes as a republican decision rather than his own declaration. his staff organized a sit-down with a middle class family today in virginia claiming congress is to blame p they fail to yield to his ultimatum. why is the mainstream liberal media ignoring the reality it's the president's ultimatum driving us to the fiscal cliff? chris and senior writer for the weekly standard, steven hayes the guests here tonight. we begin with the dictator trying to maintain command of the country using chemical weapons as a deterrent. fox news chief washington correspondent james rosen has the latest for us in this report. >> a regime helicopter captured in the skies in syria in a video unloads something, most likely, a defensive flair to detour antirebel runners, but that epitomizes the fear of which the serian people now live. rebel forces taking the flight to the assad regi
of washington today as jim demint the informal leader of the senate tea party caucus announced his resignation. he is going to step down and into the director's chair at the conservative think tank the heritage foundation. that position not only allows him to shape the conservative agenda from the outside. it also comes with a pretty significant raise. demint now makes $174,000 a year. he's got an estimated net worth of $65,000. so he's actually the fourth poorest senator right now according to open secrets. but at heritage he's going to pull down a cool estimated million dollar salary. he told rush limbaugh that it's about principles not dollars, saying quote, i believe that i can do more good for the conservative movement outside of the senate. of course he has done a lot for the movement inside the senate because through his senate conservative fund he has cultivated a whole host of tea partyers including tea party senators like ron johnson, mike lee, marco rubio, pat toomey rand paul geoff flake, geoff fisher. perhaps his worst was backing tod
morning washington" begins right now. captioned by the national captioning institute live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> rise and shine. good morning. happy friday. i am pamela brown in today or cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. let's get to jacqui. >> it is better than yesterday morning. that is the good news. the bad news is that the clouds are back. we had some spotty showers out there. they are all very light. they are not in the metro. there is a chance we will see them in the mid to late morning hours. they return again. we will have a lot of ups and downs. we're talking about ups andwe have lots of clouds. today, not so much tomorrow, but into the rest of the weekend, on and off showers. a lot of back-and-forth. our express forecast -- cloudy with a spring shower at 9:00, cloudy skies at noon, and a chance of showers later on tonight. not the best of weekends. the temperatures will get a little bit warmer. it is time for traffic. >> it is off to a quiet start. we can only hope that it is not too crazy this morni
plain washington, dc. i can explain, now, the folks would make them look very small, the heroes, actually, who brought us to the moon and did the impossible, remember now, 40 years after that last mission to the moon surface that anything is possible. i don't want to give away our sunday night "fly me to the moon" special but i want to give you a teaser, what made them so special. >> we are not thinking about what goes wrong, worry is a wasted emotion. it clouds clear thinking that is absolutely needed when something is wrong. >> i didn't have guts i knew what i was doing. i didn't go to the moon not to come back. >>neil: did you think you might die? >> we thought our chances were about 10 percent. >>neil: did you hear that? 10 percent. one out of ten chance of coming out that disaster alive. that was then. this is now. amazing. folks in washington, dc, could take a cue from these guys. to our market watcher. i don't see that bravery today. but it is what it is. >>guest: it is nowhere to be found. maybe the chance of that 40 years ago is 10 percent and the chance of the fiscal c
persona la nueva norma se harÁ cuando Él se reÚna con su equipo de trabajo. hoy en el estado de washington entrÓ faven vigor una ley para fumar marihuana con fines recreativos, cristina londoÑo nos dice que consumir esta droga no serÁ facil. >>> a lo largo y a lo ancho del paÍs muchos siguen de cerca el el nuevo conejillos de indias en la lucha pro marihuana >>> quiero saber quÉ pasarÁ si lo aceptan si hay problemas >>> alfaro es administrador de este dispensario de marihuana medicinal en san francisco, Él y el fundador del centro la utilizan como medicina y aunque ambos estÁn a favor de legalizarla tienen grandes dudas sobre la ley de washington >>> veremos sÍ se hacen realidad los grandes sueÑos o el peor error, pero sigue siendo un crimen comprarla o venderla y ese dice green no es el mayor obstÁculo >>> hace 16 aÑos primero en leg de marihuana pero el gobierno federal la considera como droga como cocaÍna al margen de cualq cambio en leyes estatales, todo es ilegal ante la ley federal, y aÑadiÓ que su responsabilidad sigue siendo hacer cumplir la ley >>> sin embargo esta
of washington state can smoke marijuana legally as long as it's in private and no they don't need a prescription related to terminal cancer or restlessness. washington is the first state in the country to legalize the drug for recreational use. this is where you cheer or boo. but as john blackstone temperatures us, even those who must enforce the law are foggy on details. >> reporter: at seattle police headquarters given the task of explaining the new marijuana law. what do you call it? >> marijwhatnow. it's a guide. >> reporter: a lot of people are saying that. it will take a year for the state to write regulations for selling marijuana legally. that leaves confusing gaps. it's still illegal to smoke pot publicly. you can possess it. you can buy it, but nobody is allowed to sell it. nobody is allowed to grow it right now either. how do you get legal pot? >> i couldn't tell you. >> reporter: the new law passed with 56% of the vote. supporters say it will save police and courts time and money. since 2001 more than 130,000 people have been arrested in washington state for marijuana possession. leg
in washington is the middle class. >> the hardest most biggest segment of the population it is supposed to hit if this does happen. delia goncalves is live with more. >> reporter: good morning. absolutely. this is a very complicated issue that seems to just be boiling over without any real compromise, even though we saw some signs of promise a couple of weeks ago. another stalemate here on capitol hill. easily everyone agrees that middle-class families should be spared in this whole situation. they stand to see on average tax increases of $2,000 if congress doesn't take action. so everyone agrees let's spare middle-class families. the only thing that folks are disagreeing on are two other proposals that could possibly solve this fiscal crisis. the first proposal, democrats want to raise taxes on the wealthy 2%. but republicans favor tax reform instead. they say raising taxes on the wealthy could hurt business. the other solution, possible solution involves raising the debt ceiling. president obama advice sid a falls church -- visited a falls church family. the president says it's imperative th
. >>> according to "the washington post," the project would put storage tanks at the former sand filtration plant, capable of holding 3 million gallons each. crews will also dig a six block tunnel under first street that could store 6 million gallons of storm water. >>> a cool start to the day. it feels a little bit warmer. maybe just a little bit. >> just a little bit. not enough to leave your coat behind. >> no, no, no. coat and jacket required for your trip out the door this morning. most neighborhoods in the 30s this morning. a little chill for sure. it's not quite as cold as it was yesterday. still 39 degrees at nashville airport. winds are light out of the southeast, averaging 5 miles per hour. temperatures around the region are, most important of all, above the freezing mark, especially from i-81 eastbound here, temperatures middle and upper 30s for the most part. i say it's a good thing we're above freezing because storm team 4 radar does show light raindrops. some more showers scattered out and about i-81 in the blue ridge and shenandoah valley. we're going to keep a close eye. not going
. that's more than any other county in the country or even washington d.c. >>> last night i had the opportunity to speak with virginia con member gerry connolly about those negotiations on the hill about the fiscal cliff. tonight maryland's senator ben cardin joins me for some perspective from the other side of the river. senator, we're so glad to have you. >> my pleasure. >> we are in the midst of a stalemate, the president holding onto the idea of raising rates, the congress dominated by the mouse republicans saying we want to -- house republicans saying we want to close loopholes. where are you on this and why not have a combination of the two? >> it seems like both sides agree revenues have to be an important side of the equation and that's true. the easiest way to get revenue is through the rates. the senate passed this bill. it's in the house that allows tax relief for up to $250 to become law. that gives predictability and confidence and we can then have the revenue from the higher income to help deal with the fiscal cliff. the problem with closing loopholes is it's diffi
crime at george washington university. police say there were five burglaries in four different dorm rooms at the ivory towers today. so far no arrests but investigators do have two surveillance pictures of the female suspects in all of the cases the suspects were able to get inside the room through an unlocked door and they took off with laptop computers. >>> there is also extra security at george washington university tonight, an extra officer stationed inside rice hall after an employee says a man attacked had her in the bathroom there. it happened tuesday night. the woman says a masked man tried to sexually assault her, but she as able to fight him off. rice hall is an administrative building. security officials say the suspect had to use a special car card to get inside the building. >>> now to an unusual case of road rage. a bicyclist angry about being cut off in traffic took matters into his own hands and stabbed a driver. that attack happened last night off massachusetts avenue in northwest d.c. jackie benson has the story. >> reporter: this was a violent confrontation. the 2
? >> i do. for republicans to go out and concede on the revenue side. does washington need more revenue? yeah it does, looking at overall percentage of money of revenues that come in to federal government, than what has been average since world war ii, we're below that the argument should be, yeah, we need more revenue, but the question is, how do republicans historically, how do we argue, for more revenue? growth. we need more growth, if we have more growth, highest revenues we had in history of the -- since world war ii was 21 or 22% of gdp, what happened? tech boom, huge capital gains and start ups, and that is how we got revenue, it was not by raising taxes that is an argument we have with principle made and have been correct in making it. to now say, well, you know, president won and we have to concede that point. i'm not saying there can't be tax reform. but that should be an ending point not a starting point. neil: does it bother you that mitt romney's running mate, budget committee chief paul ryan is going along with this deal. >> it is his budget. he is the -- >> he has been bo
. >> thanks very much. next, new jersey republican governor chris christie in washington today asking for money. hypocritical or not? and a day after internet guru john mcafee was arrested, he was rushed to the hospital. of washington about the future of medicare and social security. anncr: but you deserve straight talk about the options on the... table and what they mean for you and your family. ancr: aarp is cutting through all the political spin. because for our 37 million members, only one word counts. get the facts at let's keep medicare... and social security strong for generations to come. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issu
washington cerca de la estación de policía un policía fue atropellado. >> un incendio cobro una víctima de 65 años. los daños ascienden a 90m il dólares . >> y en las casetas de peaje hubo un asalto en el puente los trabajadores fueron despojados de 5 mil dólares. >> una víctima noche resulto de una riña con un indigente. >> conseguir experiencia laboral es lo más difícil para los jóvenes pero hay una iniciativa en san francisco en el distito estudiantil ya llevan 10 años con este programa. >> aquí les mostramos como la gente escucha saborea y admira las habilidades de los alumnos en este programa. >> que has aprendido? >> comida italiana. nunca lo había hecho en la casa. >> y esto como te inspira para el futuro? >> hacer algo con mi familia >> esto te da inspiración para probar tus ideas en el futuro. >> otra pasantia es para filmar videos. >> aquí aprendi a hacer cortos y videos. >> que te impacto más de este programa? >> que aprendo para después. >> la experiencia de trabajar en un ambiente de negocios y ver si tienen la capacidad para este tipo de trabajo o no., >> para in
, not the capitals but it is hockey night in washington. the tripbears made verizon center. >> it is welcome by nearby owners who have been losers in the lockout. jay korff is live with the of the action. >> everybody is thrilled tonight. been aitals' season has a bust due to the lockout. that did not stop fans from pouring into the verizon center to watch the sport they love it. >> there was an urgency in washington thursday night with the likes we have not seen in several months. hockey hungry fans wearing filled theerseys center for an evening of action. not can see -- they did come to see the capitals who not played here since may. i wish they would come to an agreement. t is in the 82nd day. a crushing reality for season- holders. >> it might be the closest we hockey until the fall of 2013. steve and chris are hockey hungry. the owners and the players out.osing losing out. >> it pits the admirals against bears. it is only a notch below the but they were treated to two cocky standbys -- a fight and a gold. -- two hockey standby's -- a fight and a goal. as always, they remain hopeful. to
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and pro-growth initiatives doesn't come into play anymore in washington. too many pledges, too much ideology. i am part of the 2% that's going to have to pay more. i have the highest effective tax rate possible, 48% for a variety of reasons. but i am willing to pay more because i used to pay more at one time and i'm grateful for what this country has done for me. i know that those of us are lucky enough to have done well in this country have had a really good run and it's time to show some gratefulness, even if we think the government may be profligate with some of our money. selfishness masked as insight? enough already! i want others to do well too. so don't get the idea -- i'm not against the next guy doing better. the idea is that the small business person that everyone claims to be looking out for and the middle class everyone pledges fealty to, they do need a chance. but here's what the polls are missing, we are seeing rumblings if washington would stop intruding and go away and agree to some shared sacrifice. i know some are saying the president's taking a hard line. and i wa
political party in washington, so mr. secretary everybody that is here we thank you for our responsiveness. it's just great to welcome you here and go giants. [applause] >> mateo county supervisor to both houses of our california state legislature since 2008 and she has been in congress for jobs and our environment and she been such a great champion of public transportation that even cal train named a loco motor after jackie spear. please welcome congress woman jackie spear. >> thank you mr. mayor. thank you secretary lahood. thank you to the incredible leadership, senator feinstein, nancy pelosi and mayor lee and the board of supervisors to chairman nol an from the sfmta. i am on pins and needles. do we have anything else to report? it's still at the same point we think they're in commercials. i am reminded from the song from "top gun" "take my breath away" and $942 million takes my breath away and i think to mayor lee for that amount i think we should get a leather flight jacket to thank mr. lahood for the great gift to our great city. the new money that is going to be used her
it was midnight no, it was 4:20. we've got both sides of that argument again tonight. it's interesting washington now officially the most liberal state. way to go, evergreen. >> white resumes black resumes. white sounding names black sounding names what are the results? the person who did that experiment is on the show. we've got elbows. it is in fact go time. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> cenk: now the president has been selling his idea for the grand bargain and tax increases for the rich in the country. in fact, he went on twitter to talk about it. apparently this is the first time on twitter. they put out a little video from the white house about him doing it. here, watch. ♪ >> there we go. my tweet has been posted. that's what i'm talking about. >> cenk: sometimes i forget that he's older than me. come on, dude. that was your first tweet? he's the president of the united states i guess he doesn't have time for tweeter. the campaign has worked. now, the american people were already on his side on this issue based on the polling, but the last poll confirms that. 65% of americans saying let us tax peo
-related arrests possession is now legal in e washington state. but the new marijuana law is now setting the stage for a new showdown involving the feds. we get the story from kristen dahlgren. >> reporter: at seattle landmark, a celebration. as of midnight, washington state's new law makes it legal for adults to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. >> the first legal case. >> reporter: the new system is modelled on alcohol laws. it is still illegal to drive impaired or possess pot under twenty-one, they issued verbal warnings only. you're not allowed to smoke in public you can legally possess one ounce, use it in private. but stores will not be licensed to sell it for recreational use for a year, without a prescription there is still no sale. recreational users are going to say where am i going to buy this marijuana if it is illegal to sell marijuana still? >> reporter: federal law still prohibits the sale in any state. and the department of justice is reviewing possible action >> the federal government may prosecute anyone who uses marijuana on federal land, marijuana on federal land, parks, cou
deficits for as far as the eye can see. washington has a spending problem. not a receive knew problem. the president doesn't agree with our proposal, i believe that he's got an obligation to families and small businesses to offer a plan of his own. a plan that can pass both chambers of the congress. we are ready and eager to talk to the president about such a plan. >> mr. speaker, you did speak with the president earlier this week. can you characterize that call? did he have any kind of counteroffer? also, we understand that he just is making clear that it is -- got to be increase in rates for the wealthy or no deal. are you willing to give a little bit, maybe just not all the way to 39.6? >> it was the -- the phone call was pleasant. but it was just more of the same. the conversations -- the staff had yesterday just more of the same. it is time for the -- president, if he is serious to come back to us with a counteroffer. >> mr. speaker, the jobs report indicated unemployment is down roughly a palm point from this time last year. lot of folks in business communities say no deal is go
such a terrible idea to him. that's exactly what the people -- has people in washington so worried tonight. "the fox report" correspondent jonathan hunt son set tonight. do we know exactly where the united states is getting the intelligence information on these supposed chemical weapons? >> in a word, shep, no, because on the grounds that they don't want to compromise their intelligence sources u.s. officials aren't telling us. but those questions are being asked, particularly given the experiences we had with intelligence in the run-up to the iraq war in 2003. if we don't have our own resources on the ground from whom we are we getting this word that these chemical weapons are be prepared and how reliable are those sources? defense secretary leon panetta would not be drawn on that earlier today. listen. >> without commenting on the specific intelligence that we have with regard to these chemical weapons, i think there is no question that we remain very concerned. the intelligent that we have raises serious concerns that this is being considered. >> certainly the alarm is nothing surrounded this
night around massachusetts avenue in northeast washington. we're told the officer was hit during a traffic stop. her condition has not been released. so far no charges have been filed against the driver. >>> a video posted online is sparking an investigation of a metro bus driver. check it out. this video appears to show the driver holding and possibly even reading a newspaper behind the wheel. the rider who shot this video on unsuck d.c. metro posted it online. metro will start monitoring some of its employees next year, including bus drivers, to make sure they get enough sleep. the transit agency will ask those who maintain buses and trains to log their sleep habits and wear a motion detecting advice. metro is trying to combat fatigue after a 2011 study found those worked longer hours than allowed and had no limit to the number of consecutive days they worked. metro is also concerned about late night shift workers who are most vulnerable to fatigue. county leaders say the pentagon never offered traffic solutions when it moved thousands of people to ft. belvoir and the marc cent
matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. when a party loses an election, the knives come out. right now we're watching the night of the long knives on the right. these stories breaking tonight. right wing senator jim demint, the man behind too many failed right wing senate challengers, christine "i'm not a witch" o'donnell, richard mourdock announced today he's quitting the senate to run the hard right heritage foundation. meanwhile, in the republican house a purge is under way with speaker boehner dumping uncontrollable right wingers from prize committee assignments. they're out because they're too right. so what is too right for the republicans following the defeat this week or their defeat last month? is voting nay in the senate against a handicap rights treaty because it carries the nightmare dread of blue helmets riding black helicopters sweeping into your home school room. is that okay? what's out? what's in in the republican party that just took a licking? bob shrum is a democratic strategist and columnist at the daily beast, and john brabender ran rick santorum's pres
u.s. energy information society and the center for strategic and international studies. "washington journal" is next. host: good morning. it is friday, december 7, 2012. the 71st anniversary on the attack of pearl harbor. reaction continues this morning over yesterday's resignation announcement of jim demint. the approach and fiscal clift deadline continues to loom over congress and the white house. that is where we want to begin. is it ok for leaders to compromise, or should they stick to their principles and would it be ok if doing so sent us over the fiscal cliff? give us a call this morning. you can also catch up with us on all of your favorite social media websites. a very good morning to you. i want to begin with the question of compromise or sticking to principle. this is a question a gallup organization asked in a recent poll. it found 62% of americans would like to see the federal government leaders compromise on an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff budget measures set to go into effect next month. more than twice the 25% who want leaders to stick to their principles. a m
a year. a u.s. senator, scott, makes $174,000. an pelley: nancy, thank you. washington state's new marijuana law went into effect today, make together first state to legalize the drug for recreational use itt people 21 or older. john blackstone tells us those that are supposed to enforce law are a little foggy on the details. >> reporter: at seattle police headquarters, jonah spangenthal lee was given the task of explaining the state state's new marijuana law on an online guide. what do you call it? e. mari-what-now? the guide to legal pot use in x.attle. >> reporter: a lot of people are tying, that. it will take a year for the state to write regulations for selling marijuana illegally. for now, that leaves some confusion gaffes. tir example, it's still illegal let moke pot publicly, but last night people did. let me get this straight-- you can possess it, you can buy it, but nobody is allowed to sell t. s> that's correct. alreporter: and nobody is allowed to grow it right now, either. >> that's correct as well. >> reporter: so how do you get legal pot? >> i couldn't tell you. >> r
this morning. our videographer in chief. >> the washington fuel team he is representing with his hat. >> redskins hat. >> they changed their uniforms. no. it's a weird sort of -- >> did they change their name? >> not yet. >> they should change their name. >> not yet. they are playing the baltimore ravens. big game. goad up the shoreway at baltimore. >> fedex field. >> which is halfway. >> by any stretch of the imagination, fedex field is not in washington. >> no. no. no. >> it's maryland. >> they should have played right here at rfk stadium if you ask me. >> baltimore ravens begins the landover redskins. >> right. exactly. so the christmas season is upon us. i was surprised at the whitehouse the other night that the the white house all festively decorated? >> more beautiful than i remember before. i have been there for a lot of christmas parties. this year, they poured it on. it's magnificent but i was swats when i left, i said to carol the white house screes tree on the ellipse is not lit. last night was the night. the first family there with
. peter doocy is live in washington with more. hi, peter. >> today's unemployment effort will be the first since super storm sandy hit the east. any jobs that were lost economists are expecting a lousy report as a result of the storm. but regardless of what the number is, we are still one day closer to the fiscal cliff. even though speaker of the house john boehner's office says the lines of communication on both sides are open we know one thing is not being discussed by democrats and that one thing is extending the busheir raw tax cuts for top earners. >> oo i am not going to sign any package that prevents the top to go up but i am going to get something that is good for this fm lay and good for the american economy. >> in the senate mitch mcconnell proposed a vote on the part of the president's proposal that would allow the white house and not congress to control on its own without their input. but majority leader harry reid said that is not. >> if the president's proposal is made in good faith our friends should be eager to vote for them. so i am surprised the majority leader declined a
in washington, the president took his plan out of town to northern virginia, where he sat down with a middle class family to talk about the potential impact they face from the looming fiscal cliff. it's now just 25 days away. nbc's tracie potts joins us with the details from washington. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. the white house has been all over social media with this one, asking what would happen if your family had to pay another $2,200 next year in taxes? 100,000 people responded, including that northern virginia family that the president met with yesterday. they said $2,200 for them is a couple months' rent. >> for them to be burdened unnecessarily because democrats and republicans aren't coming together to solve this problem gives you a sense of the costs involved in very personal terms. >> reporter: the other big issue here on capitol hill, raising the debt limit. the president wants a new authority. mitch mcconnell filibustered his own bill. the senate minority leader filibustered his own bill that he had raised earlier about raising the debt ceiling
the fiscal cliff standoff is hitting the economy. the add pressure on washington to reach >>> live look from our vollmer peak cam east bay hills bay bridge there, you can see how chilly it is in spots and you don't see fog. both those conditions are out there. mike will update you on that in a few minutes. >>> in an hour the labor department will release november jobs report analysts the unemployment rate to remain at 7.9%. economists blame everything from sandy to worries over the fiscal i cliff. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff is still three weeks ago the economy may have already taken a hit economists predict the jobs report will show employers added fewer than 100,000 workers in november. superstorm sandy may be part of the reason, worry over the fiscal cliff may have also had an impact. some estimate at least 200,000 fewer jobs have been created this year, due to urn certainty about the fiscal cliff. -- >> reporter: >> the president: it is important we get this done now. >> reporter: in washington republicans and democrats are talking, no breakthrough locked in a stalemate. president obam
8 in california. we will go to alison burns in the washington d.c. bureau with the latest on the waiting game. alison? >> reporter: claudine, we could get word about more of the cases it will consider this term. now the justices met again behind closed doors to continue talking about a number of challenges to gay marriage laws. among them, california's proposition 8. >> the supporters of prop 8 are hoping they wouldn't review prop 8 and it would take hold legalizing same-sex marriage in california and marriages could begin almost immediately. the court is also considering a number of changele-of challenges. we should tell you no news doesn't mean much. we have to wait until the court releases its next set of orders on monday. if we don't hear anything on monday, then the wait gets a little longer. we have to wait until january. reporting live, from washington d.c., alison burns. ktvu news. >>> well, a radio stunt by a pair of shock jocks took a tragic turn this morning. the nurse revealed confidential information has apparently committed suicide. tara moriarty has more. we
-on-one and no one is objecting. paul steinhauser is live from washington. paul, you got some new polling for us. what do americans want to see in a deal? >> it's interesting what they want to see and what they don't want to see. one of the biggest sticking points between democrats and republicans over averting the fiscal cliff is raising taxes on those making over $250,000 a year. look at this from quinnipiac university, the question was asked are you okay with that? 65% say they support such a move to avert the fiscal cliff. this is the third poll over the last two weeks to show the same thing, that most americans are okay with raising those taxes on incomes over $250,000 a year. go to the next screen, there's a partisan divide here. this explains why most republicans are dead set against this. democrats are fine with that move. independents as well. but only a minority of republicans are okay with raising taxes on those making over $250,000 a year. what don't republicans like? they are fine with cutting spending, but they don't want entitlements touched. are you okay with raising the eligibil
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